Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 10/22

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Important Message From Dr. Mozley

Dear Parents,


I am writing you to inform you that I was appointed Executive Director of Human Resources for Gwinnett County Public Schools at last night’s school board meeting. I am honored by Dr. Watts' recommendation and the school board’s appointment; however, I will most definitely miss leading and supporting the teachers, students, and parents of the Coleman Middle School Community.


Over the last five years we have accomplished many great things as we have executed our mission statement of “providing students with rigorous and innovative learning opportunities using Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL) which promote collaboration, critical thinking, community, and creativity.” We have, together, built a very special place for all our students to thrive and succeed. Our successes would not have been possible without the support of our amazing parents and community! Our faculty and staff members come to school each day committed to engaging every student to prepare them with future generation skills---this important work will continue! Coleman Middle will continue to prosper and excel under new leadership due the community of teachers, staff, and parents that fully support the mission and vision of the school.


In the coming days I will communicate additional details on the selection and appointment process for your new principal; my transition date has yet to be determined. Do know that all teachers, staff, parents, and community members will be invited to complete a survey to indicate desired qualities in Coleman’s next leader. Your opinions and perspectives are valued.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Updates from PTA!

CMS SPIRITWEAR SALE on INSTAGRAM this Monday!

Tune in to the Coleman Middle PTA Instagram page (@cmswildcatspta) on Monday night from 6-11 PM for our first ever Instagram Spiritwear Sale! We will have this year's tee and hoodie designs as well as some very limited quantities of last year's fall/winter line that we still have in stock. We will be using SQUARE to invoice for purchases and you can shop from the comfort of your home. Items purchased at the sale will be delivered to your child's HR teacher on Tuesday.


FALL FUNDRAISER UPDATE

Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, students, teachers, and staff that donated to our Fall Fundraiser this year. We were able to raise a total of $4220 that will be used to install water bottle fillers at some water fountain stations around the building. Stay tuned to our social channels during the year for updates on when those installations are made. We can't wait to share them with you!


UPCOMING PTA EVENTS - ART WEEK! The first week of December will be PTA's ART Week for our students. You will be hearing all the details about this starting in November through email, Coleman Connection, Instagram and Facebook.

Opportunity for Giving!

Dear Coleman Family,


We are so fortunate to be a part of the Gwinnett County and Duluth community. It is our mission to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and city. As we begin the season of giving, we would love to illuminate the pathway of kindness by partnering with Rainbow Village. Rainbow Village is a nonprofit organization in Duluth whose mission is “to transform the lives of families experiencing homelessness by providing help, hope, housing, and healing.” One way we can help is by purchasing everyday household items that our families need. Please consider donating items off the Rainbow Village Amazon Wish List. If you do purchase an item, in the comment box, please type the word “SHINE” to show your support for our community. “Our schools SHINE when we help our community SHINE!” We appreciate your generosity!


https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2FF5VW2WX2R9L?ref_=wl_fv_le

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Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology

Students who are currently in eighth grade during the 2021-2022 academic year will be able to begin the lottery registration process starting Monday, November 1, 2021.


Below are the dates for the three Informational Meetings that provide information to students/parents interested in attending GSMST. All meetings begin at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria at GSMST, and the information presented will be the same at all three meetings.

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – Archer Cluster, Brookwood Cluster, Dacula Cluster, Grayson Cluster, Mill Creek Cluster, Mountain View Cluster, Parkview Cluster, Shiloh Cluster, South Gwinnett Cluster
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 – Berkmar Cluster, Central Gwinnett Cluster, Collins Hill Cluster, Discovery Cluster, Duluth Cluster, Lanier Cluster, Meadowcreek Cluster, Norcross Cluster, North Gwinnett Cluster, Peachtree Ridge Cluster
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – make-up meeting date for anyone unable to attend the first two meeting dates

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Attention 6th grade parents!

All 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and one dose of MCV4 vaccines.


The law requires that a current certificate be submitted to school verifying that the student has received both of these vaccines before they enter 7th grade.


Please check with your health care provider if your student’s immunization certificate is up to date.


You can also contact Coleman’s school clinic at 678-407-7410.

GoFan for ALL Coleman Events!

Coleman Middle School is ready for the new school year and excited for all the events to come. To ensure students, staff, and fans are safe and can easily access events, we have partnered with GoFan to provide digital tickets and contactless payments for ALL COLEMAN EVENTS!


To buy tickets, visit our GoFan page. https://gofan.co/app/school/GA72720

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General Club Information

COVID-19 Quick Tips

Business Partnerships

Do you know of a business that might be interested in becoming a business partner? Business Partnerships begin at $100.


Partnership proceeds go directly to the classroom to support PBL projects, technology initiatives, and other innovations!


Please contact me at JW.Mozley@gcpsk12.org if you are interested. We appreciate your support and generosity!

Thank you to our 21-22 Business Partners!

Academic Center for Excellence

Rabia Shahbaz

3195 Buford Hwy Duluth GA 30097

Phone: 678-878-4999

E-mail: rabia677@gmail.com


Apex Eyecare

3694 Club Dr, Unit 101

Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Phone: 678-395-7262

https://apex-eye-care-eye-care-center.business.site/


Amy Fuchs, Keller Williams Realty

Family Homes GA

Amy@FamilyHomesGa.com

Phone: 404-439-1031


Indigo Trade Paper Co., LLC

500 Pinnacle Court

Suite 125

Norcross, GA. 30096

770-446-6077

www.indigotradeco.com


Mike Collard

Virtual Properties Realty

770-480-0848

mike@vpradmin.com


The Tutoring Center, Duluth GA

Email: DuluthGA@tutoringcenter.com
678-629-3227

www.Duluth.tutoringcenter.com

Who to contact & When

Your student's teacher is always the most appropriate first contact. You may contact them by e-mail. All teachers use OUTLOOK (NOT Google) for parent e-mail. E-mails are firstname.lastname@gcpsk12.org


Our Assistant Principal Contact Info...

Jennifer Dunn, 6th grade, Jennifer.Dunn@gcpsk12.org

Kim Booth, 7th grade, Kim.Booth@gcpsk12.org

Jamie Larkin, 8th grade, Jamie.Larkin@gcpsk12.org

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Coleman Middle School


Gwinnett's flagship STEAM school &

GA Department of Education STEAM-certified school